Ziebart-Rochester's car buffs continue a nearly 50-year tradition of maintenance and repair services that help defend autos against the elements. As clients enjoy free coffee and WiFi in the waiting area, detailing techs scour vehicle interiors and exteriors for unwanted smudges, debris, and backseat drivers. For protection against rust and other contaminants, the staff fortifies paint jobs with coats of Diamond Gloss paint protection and a signature rust-proofing process developed in 1959. Sheets of polyurethane mist from Rhino Linings spray-on bed liner tuck truck beds beneath a watertight security blanket. Offering an optional shuttle service for longer car treatments, the facility also helps shield drivers from the sun's flashlight with window-tinting sessions and bedecks rides with accessories, including remote starters.
The Tint Shop outfits vehicles and businesses with all their tinting needs using a majority 3M products, a trade that's earned the business accolades on the Democrat and Chronicle's Rochester?s Choice list for nine years in a row. The shop?s film-application specialists cloak auto glass with six different types of film, from high-performance charcoal sheaths to fun tints in a rainbow of colors. Solar-control films block up to 99% of the sun's rays?keeping upholstery from fading and bread from toasting?while specially designed safety and security films reinforce glass to protect it during harsh weather or burglaries. Aside from treating windows, The Tint Shop's crew also masks headlights and taillights and soups up rides with vinyl graphics, audio and video systems, car alarms, and remote starters.
Auto Finishers Supply Co. owner Richard Trovato deals in more than just auto parts and accessories. He's also dedicated to customer service. Richard began working at the shop as an entry-level employee in 1969, then worked his way up to store manager in 1972. By 1986, he was the storeowner. Since he took the reins, Richard has instilled dedication to customers into every aspect of the business, from stocking quality car accessories, such as DuPont paints and Avital car systems, to employing ASE-certified technicians. Today, Richard and his children still run the shops' day-to-day operations, helping customers find car accessories from crystal clear stereos that house video screens to remote car starters that negate the need for car owners to politely ask it to start.
Bob Johnson Chevrolet's knowledgeable service team and GM-trained mechanics prep for winter with oil changes, tire rotations, inspections, and new sets of tires. The certified service technicians execute the winterization package by appeasing engines' appetites with up to 6 quarts of standard motor oil, installing a new ACDelco oil filter, and lubricating hinges, suspensions, and drivelines. A tire rotation helps prolong rubbery soles' lifespans by balancing the wear and tear treads experience as cars drive on roads or the sides of pyramids. Techs also fill tires with nitrogen—as opposed to standard compressed air—to help to improve fuel efficiency and maintain constant tire pressure. Along with running through a General Motors–certified service checklist, mechanics administer a thorough inspection of fluids, wiper blades, batteries, brake systems, and flux capacitors.
A team of factory-trained technicians at Cortese Auto Group deploys years of experience and accumulated elbow grease to get engines purring. Before tune-ups, owners partner with a service advisor to communicate concerns and air-freshener scents known to agitate their steel steed. The 45-minute package begins with an oil change that refreshes motor cocktails with up to 6 quarts of standard lubricant and replaces overworked filters. Tire rotations keep rubber burning evenly to prevent blowouts, and a take-home 8-ounce bottle of Castle Fireball fuel injector cleaner blasts away scum with an explosive serum extracted from Bruce Willis's DNA. Dexterous hands then set to work testing brakes, feeling out tire tread and pressure, checking suspension and belts, and finally topping off all fluids as a toast to a completed inspection. Cortese operates a fleet of shuttles to transport visitors to and from work while their ride is in treatment, and waiting areas broadcast wireless Internet for remote access to office games of charades.
EFS Auto is a 100% woman-owned car-care center committed to treating each client with honesty, integrity, and respect. Beneath the vaulted ceiling of their shop, maintenance professionals perform auto repair services including transmission repair, brake service, and engine rebuilding for all makes and models of residential and commercial fleet vehicles. They restore cars to their previous sheen with expert detailing packages, or help customers replace a hopelessly dirty ride with a completely new one at their auto sales center. With trade-ins, financing, and a promise to never up-sell customers to a Sherman tank, EFS Auto's sales staff upholds their commitment to honest service. A comfy lounge also entertains clients with a TV and free WiFi while they wait for their whips to emerge from the shop.